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Easter Monday: Ottawa Mission anticipates a record number of Easter meals to be served [Video]

The Ottawa Mission is on pace to break another record for the number of Easter meals served.

The shelter says they are anticipating 16,000 meals to be served to those in need during the week leading up to Easter. The Mission’s food truck program has been serving Easter meals all week leading up to a special Easter dinner on Monday.

The Mission says the record number of meals comes in response to an increase in extreme hunger in Ottawa, food inflation and homelessness.

“Our kitchen volunteers and staff are working very hard to ensure that everyone will have a delicious Easter meal by preparing for this very special event in advance,” the Mission said in a news release.

On the menu will be 7,000 pounds of turkey, …

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